The 2011 multiple-vortex tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, late in the afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011. It was part of a larger late-May tornado outbreak sequence and reached a maximum width of in excess of 1 mile during its path through the southern part of the city. It rapidly intensified and tracked eastward across the city, and then continued eastward across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Jasper County and Newton County. This map is centered on Joplin High School, one of many devastated services and properties.
This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Terra-map) under Grant Numbers IIS-1052625 and CNS-1057661. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF. NSF Program Directors: Dr. Rita Virginia Rodriguez and Dr. Maria Zemankova. TerraFly Project Director: Naphtali David Rishe at the NSF I/UCRC and CREST NSF Centers at FIU.